Is your phone not charging when you plug it in? Or perhaps it is charging at a glacial pace? It can be hard to determine if your iPad’s battery is actually dead or if its charge port is broken. While it is certainly a frustrating problem, there are some troubleshooting tips to help you figure it out.
Before doing anything, make sure you have covered your bases. Is the cable plugged in all the way? Make sure it’s a snug fit. The USB end should be firmly attached to the plug, and the plug should be securely plugged into the wall outlet. Double check that the power outlet is turned on. Yes, these seem like extremely basic steps, but it’s important to make sure you’re not accidentally overlooking anything.
Are you charging your phone via computer?
If you are plugging your phone into your Mac or computer, it will take longer to charge. This method of charging will always be slower than using a power outlet because a computer cannot give the same wattage. It’s not uncommon for an iPad to barely garner any juice at all from charging via your computer. If you’re charging via a MacBook or laptop, you’ll need to also make sure that the laptop itself is plugged into an outlet and charging. If it’s not you will zap its battery power and it won’t have any power to give to your iPad.